Top-ranked Alabama hasn’t been tested yet this season, and Mybookie.ag oddsmakers aren’t expecting much to change in the Tide’s SEC opener Saturday at rebuilding Mississippi. Bama is a three-touchdown NCAAF Betting favorite.
How to Bet Alabama at Ole Miss NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Game Info
- When: Saturday, 7 PM ET
- Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford
- TV: ESPN
- Stream: WatchESPN
- Radio: TuneIn
- NCAA Football Week 3 Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -21.5 (Total 71)
- Clear: 27°C/80°F
- Humidity: 68%
- Precipitation: 2%
- Cloud Cover: 9%
- Wind: 6 mph N
- Stadium Type: Open
Last SeasonOle Miss was destroyed last year at No. 1 Alabama by a score of 66-3. Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score. It was the most points Alabama had scored in a game since 1979 and the first time it had scored 50-plus in consecutive Southeastern Conference games since 1945. Ole Miss had won two of the last three meetings with Alabama, scoring 109 points — more than any other Tide opponent over the previous three years.
Why Bet on Alabama?The Tide blew out Louisville Week 1 and then Arkansas State 57-7 last week. Alabama threw five touchdown passes in the first half vs. ASU with sophomore Tua Tagovailoa completing three and junior Jalen Hurts connecting for two scores. Tagovailoa completed 13-for-19 passing attempts for a career-high 228 yards and four touchdowns, while Hurts went seven-for-nine for 93 yards and two scores. The six scoring tosses equal the second most in a game for UA school history. Tagovailoa’s four touchdown passes ranks second on the individual single-game touchdown passes list. Najee Harris eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career after running for 135 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Five different receivers caught touchdown passes, including two by sophomore Jerry Jeudy. Offensively, the Tide finished with 599 yards of total offense – 321 through the air and 278 on the ground. Saivion Smith’s 38-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter was Alabama’s 64th non-offensive touchdown of the Nick Saban era and the third for the Crimson Tide in two games this season. Smith’s second-quarter interception also gives the Crimson Tide at least one forced turnover in 44 of its last 46 games dating to the start of the 2015 season. During the current run, the Crimson Tide has forced 76 turnovers (53 interceptions, 23 fumbles) and returned 19 of those miscues for touchdowns. Under Saban, Alabama is 119-7 (.944) when leading at the half. The Crimson Tide led Arkansas State, 40-0 at the break and has held the lead in 36 of its last 46 games dating back to the start of the 2015 season. The Crimson Tide rallied from a 21-point second quarter deficit to defeat the Rebels, 48-43, in Alabama’s last trip to Oxford on Sept. 17, 2016.
Why Bet on Ole Miss?The Rebs have opened with blowout wins over Texas Tech and Southern Illinois. Ole Miss has averaged 61.5 points per game through the first two games this season, third in the nation. QB Jordan Ta’amu leads the SEC and is ranked second nationally with 392.0 yards passing per game. Ta’amu recorded a career-high in yards (448), total offense (446) and touchdowns (five) vs. SIU. It was the third-best passing performance by a Rebel in school history. A.J. Brown had eight catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns against Southern Illinois. Brown is widely considered a future first-round draft pick. The 76 points scored against SIU are the fifth-most points scored in school history and are the most since 2015 when the Rebels scored 76 against Fresno State. Ole Miss currently leads the SEC and ranks second nationally in passing offense, averaging 407.5 yards through the air per game. RB Scottie Phillips has quickly burst onto the scene for Ole Miss. Phillips, a junior college transfer from Jones County CC, leads the SEC and is ranked top five in the nation in rushing yards per game (155.5) and rushing touchdowns (4). Phillips followed up his historic 200-yard game against Texas Tech, with a 107-yard and two touchdown performance against Southern Illinois. His 204 rushing yards during week one were the second-most during the opening weekend and are the most by an Ole Miss running back making his debut. Phillips became just the eighth running back to run for over 200 yards in a game. Ole Miss is 33-48-3 all-time in SEC openers. This is the fourth straight year the Rebels have faced Alabama to open up SEC play. It’s the 66th meeting between Ole Miss and Alabama. The Crimson Tide hold a 49-11-2 series lead. The last time the Rebels faced the nation’s No. 1 team was Alabama last season. Ole Miss is 1-12 all-time versus the top-ranked team in the land. No. 1 Alabama is the Rebels’ first ranked opponent this season. Ole Miss went 1-3 against top-25 teams last year.
Latest Alabama vs Ole Miss NCAA Football Week 3 Betting Trends
- Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings
- Underdog is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings
- Crimson Tide are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 meetings
- Crimson Tide are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Mississippi
- Rebels are 7-13-1 ATS in their last 21 games
- Rebels are is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Alabama’s last 12 games on the road